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HEALTH & WELLNESS | Choose Organic for Kids and Lower their Exposure to Pesticides

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Choose Organic for Kids and Lower their Exposure to Pesticides

By Erin Hitchcock- As a mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old, with another child on the way this spring, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the number of pesticides to which our kids are exposed. Parenting can be hard work and doing things the right way all of the time can feel impossible, especially when a […]

CHILDREN | Chickadee Early Childhood and Learning Centre: Education making a difference

CHILDREN | Chickadee Early Childhood and Learning Centre: Education making a difference

By Erin Hitchcock — It feels like one is stepping back in time to a simpler, gentler era when entering the Chickadee Early Childhood and Learning Centre. There are no computers, no modern-day technological devices. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find anything plastic. Instead, wooden furniture and toys made from natural fibres such as wood, […]

NEWS | ACTIVISM | GMO Salmon

NEWS | ACTIVISM | GMO Salmon

By Erin Hitchcock — Though hundreds of thousands of Sockeye salmon are anticipated to reach the spawning grounds in the Quesnel rivershed this fall, the future of this mighty fish is on the minds of many. Fish farms, sea lice, over fishing, habitat destruction, climate change, and ocean acidification are some of the concerns expressed among […]

CHILDREN | Scout Island Connects All Ages to Nature

CHILDREN | Scout Island Connects All Ages to Nature

By Erin Hitchcock — “I found one!” calls out one enthusiastic boy to another after discovering a large beetle crawling past a rock. “I never knew they were so hairy,” remarks a girl peering at a caterpillar through the lens of a magnifying glass. These are common responses from children enrolled in Scout Island’s programs in […]